Peter Oborne says David Cameron is in no position to lecture anyone on their Euroscepticism, and at least Michael Gove and Boris Johnson are risking their careers to put their money where their mouths are! They are actually doing something.
Oborne explains: When David Cameron stood for the nomination in his safe seat at Witney 15 years ago, he courted, and was helped by, the Eurosceptics.
Whenever asked about Europe, he highlighted his doubts and alarm about the direction it was taking. Were those doubts genuine? Or was Mr Cameron simply swinging in the political breeze in order to advance his career?
One thing is certain. The Prime Minister was displaying grotesque hypocrisy when he brutally laid into Boris Johnson in Parliament on Monday, suggesting it was ambition rather than principle that motivated him. Cameron’s own lack of principle on the subject should not be forgotten.
The Prime Minister promised ‘fundamental reform’ to Britain’s relationship with Europe.
Then, after four months of fake negotiation, he delivered nothing more than a handful of cosmetic changes.
Peter Oborne then proceeds to reveal the hypocrisy of Cameron’s ministers. It’s not a pretty story. Read the seamy details of the ministers who,like the PM put personal advancement before voters, their party and their country.